- Julia Child was 39 when she published her first cookbook.
- Rodney Dangerfield was 46 before he got his first comedic break.
- Charles Darwin was 50 when he published “On the Origin of Species”.
- Susan Boyle was 47 before she gained the courage and conviction to sing “I Dreamed a Dream” in front of an awe-struck crowd.
- Samuel L. Jackson was 46 before he got his breakout role in “Pulp Fiction”.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 when her the first of her wildly successful “Little House on the Prairie” books was published.